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Radon Management for Social Housing Providers

propertECO work with a number of social housing providers to ensure compliance with radon health and safety requirements across their premises. By providing radon testing and mitigation services, we take pride in assisting our clients to create safer homes and workplaces.

Radon gas is one of many hazards covered by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and as such, landlords must consider it in their property risk assessments. When a tenanted property lies in a radon affected area, the landlord must complete a radon test within the property to measure the radon concentration and ascertain whether any remedial work is required.

If radon concentrations exceed an annual average level of 200 Bq/m3, known as the domestic ‘action level’, the landlord has a duty of care to limit the tenant’s exposure by carrying out remedial work to reduce the radon concentration. Guidance also exists that recommends reducing radon levels above 100 Bq/m3 if the property is home to a smoker or ex-smoker, so many social housing providers are adopting this level as the threshold for further action.

How Can We Help?

propertECO offer a full range of services to social housing providers to help them manage the risk of radon across their property portfolio. This includes:

1. An initial postcode assessment of the housing stock to ascertain which, if any, properties lie within designated radon affected areas
2. Radon testing within social housing properties using passive radon detectors. We offer a ‘place and collect’ service whereby our engineers will visit each property to place the detectors and collect them again after three months. Alternatively, the detectors can simply be posted to a central contact at the housing association for placement by internal staff or onwards postal distribution. Results reports will be produced rapidly upon completion of the testing and clear guidance given on any properties where further action is required Radon Test Kit
3. Where elevated radon levels have been found, we carry out a property-specific survey to assess what type of system will be most appropriate, where it should be installed, location of electrics, the ground composition (e.g. grass/soil, paving slabs, tarmac or concrete), wall thicknesses, required height of discharge pipework and so on. After our surveys, we will issue you with a full report and quotation including photographs and specification of works for each property. Our nationwide team of engineers are experienced at working in tenanted property and we receive excellent feedback from customers on their work.

Want to know more?

Download our free guide on managing radon in social housing which will take you through the steps you need to take to achieve compliance.

For more information or a quote,  send us a message or call us on 0800 046 6193.

 

How does Radon affect me?

Radon affects domestic and commercial properties in various ways and can ultimately result in death. Here at Properteco, we can advise, test and mitigate the risks.

Request Your Test Kit

With an independent lab, we will test the radon levels in your property and our experts will report back. If we detect radon, we will also advise how we can help.

We ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS:

We are open for business for our full range of services. These include surveys and work in relation to all things radon – our lab is fully open and we are able to send out test detectors, carry out mitigation surveys and carry out work.